Love and Marriage

Written by: Lee Ramage

When fate decides to bring you love, Your old ways may need a little shove. Open your eyes and welcome the truth, That someone you searched for in youth. The smile, quick wit just closed the deal, There’s no denying the magnetic appeal. Standing before you waiting for the word, Commitment to marriage must be assured. The Trevi fountain only needs one coin, For love to flourish and your souls to join. Actions of love demonstrate true caring, The time is now to begin your sharing, Blue and pink candles are woman and man, The white candle begins the marriage plan. Together they join, the flames shine bright, Brought together by two families - this light. Good times and bad will come to pass, Now its time to toast and raise a glass. For you will now become man and wife, Forever in love - creating your new life.
In the marriage ceremony a pink candle is lit by the bride’s mother and a blue candle is lit by the groom’s mother, then the bride and groom light the white candle together. The pink and blue candles can be returned to parents or just left burning. It’s beautifully symbolic.
Written September 8, 2012 For Janette Fisher’s contest “When Fate Decides”